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Monday, June 17, 2024

Theater Review: The A.R.T.’s Not-So-Great “Gatsby” by Martin Copenhaver

The creators of "Gatsby" have fashioned some creative ways to make the story seem more contemporary. None of that, however, seems enough to justify the enormous amount of energy and talent t…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 07:06AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Theater Review: “Toni Stone” — Winning Season by Martin Copenhaver

The excellent ensemble of Huntington Theatre Company actors, fittingly, work well as a team.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 08:12AM
Sunday, March 24, 2024

Theater Review: “Cost of Living” — A Powerful Drama about Our Longing to Connect by Martin Copenhaver

Critical to the success of "Cost of Living" is playwright Martyna Majok’s refusal to resort to tropes about people with disabilities and those who care for them.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:48AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Theater Review: “John Proctor is the Villain ” — Critiquing a Classic by Martin Copenhaver

The energizing force of this production comes from the students and, more specifically, the cohort of young women in the cast, each of whom is excellent.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:48AM
Sunday, February 4, 2024

Theater Review: “Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight” — You Have to be There to See for Yourself by Martin Copenhaver

This is one of the more engaging pieces of theatre I have experienced in some time.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 03:48PM
Saturday, December 16, 2023

Theater Review: Stephen Sondheim’s “Here We Are” — The Canon is Complete by Martin Copenhaver

As satisfying as this incomplete work is -- much like Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony,” which the composer inexplicably abandoned six years before his death -- we can still regret not …

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:36AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Theater Review: “The Game’s Afoot” — Ploddingly by Martin Copenhaver

Murder mystery and farce can coexist in the same play… for a time, at least. Eventually, the two will pull apart, however, as they do in this production.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 08:06AM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Theater Review: Moonbox Productions’ “Sweeney Todd” — An Ambition that demands Attention by Martin Copenhaver

Even before the lights come up on the remarkable new production by Moonbox Productions, it is clear that this is a "Sweeney Todd" of a different order.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 07:33AM
Friday, October 6, 2023

Theater Review: An On-Target “Assassins” by Martin Copenhaver

By Martin B. Copenhaver Assassins Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman. Directed by Courtney O’Connor. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 140 Clarendon St…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:13AM

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